Fellow Creatures: COVID-19 and Planning for Your Pet

I have a new post on my Psych Today blog,  Fellow Creatures, about the COVID-19 pandemic and what it means for pet owners.

By Zazie Todd, PhD

COVID-19 is now a pandemic, and the situation is changing rapidly around the world. Pet owners should always have an emergency kit for their pet, but in the current situation it's especially important to check you have enough supplies (or know where you could get them delivered from) if you had to self-isolate at home. As well, there are some tips on helping those most at risk. I've drawn only on reliable sources, and I will update the post as needed, but you should always follow the local advice where you are.

You can read the post here: COVID-19 and planning for your pet.

Zazie Todd, PhD, is the author of Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy. She is the founder of the popular blog Companion Animal Psychology, where she writes about everything from training methods to the human-canine relationship. She also writes a column for Psychology Today and has received the prestigious Captain Haggerty Award for Best Training Article in 2017. Todd lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with her husband and two cats.

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